Mark and Kimbra Walter Establish Scholarship Fund at Northwestern Law

Kimbra and Mark Walter (JD '85)

Mark and Kimbra Walter, through their family foundation, have established the Walter Family Foundation Scholarship Fund at Northwestern University School of Law, which will fully fund an entering student with demonstrated financial need for up to three years. The scholarship provides for tuition and related education expenses, as well as living expenses, allowing the recipient to graduate debt free.

“We are committed to educating students regardless of their financial situation,” said Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez. “This very generous gift from our friends and long-time supporters, Mark and Kimbra, will help us expand that promise.”

Mark Walter earned his J.D. from the Law School in 1985. He is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Guggenheim Capital, a financial services firm with $210 billion assets under management. Recognized as one of the most influential people in sports business, he is the controlling owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is one of the owners of the Los Angeles Sparks, and has controlling interests in insurance and other businesses.

He serves on the board of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, as a director of the Field Museum, and as a trustee of Northwestern University.

Kimbra Walter, also an attorney, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern in 1985. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lincoln Park Zoo, OneGoal, and the Goodman Theatre.

Noted philanthropists, the Walters have supported Northwestern University for many years—Mark’s first gift was $100 in 1986, right after he graduated from the Law School. 

August, 2015